Why is Altranstädt a Place of Peace
On September 24, 1706, the “Peace of Altranstädt” between Charles XII of Sweden and August the Strong, king of Saxony and Poland, was signed here. This peace treaty meant a temporarily respite in the “Great Northern War” from 1700 to 1721.
The signing of the “Altranstädt Convention” was of great importance. After negotiations with the Habsburg Emperor Joseph I, in 1707 the Swedish king obtained freedom of faith for the Silesian Protestants, which had been denied by Joseph I before.